Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full name: Marlon Jerel Baldwin.
High School: Northeast High School, where he participated in DECA, Northeast Diplomats and the Spanish Club.
Family: “I have two wonderful parents, Billy and Rachel Baldwin. I have a brother-in-law, Douglass, who is married to my sister, Sheree. I also have two other sisters, Merisha and Marquita.”
Current Employment: Macon Telegraph.
Degree Objective: Bachelor of science in business with a major in accounting.
Class Rank: Junior.
Activities: Macon State Accounting Association, Macon State Student Ambassadors, Upward Youth Basketball.
Career Goals: “I’ve always had an interest in business and economics. I plan to use my education to become a Certified Public Accountant. I am most interested in working in tax or wealth planning. There are also many other opportunities for growth in the accounting profession that I plan to explore. Eventually, I plan to start my own service company.”
He chose Macon State College because … “I felt that Macon State offered a high quality education that was in line with my career goals. This college was also close to home and affordable. So, what I needed in a college was right here in front of me.”
The one thing that surprised him about Macon State was … “The overall college experience that it offers. Although Macon State is a commuter college, there is still a sense of community among the students. This makes things more enjoyable.”
His favorite professor is … “Dr. Sharon Seay. Like all of my accounting professors, Dr. Seay knows her craft. She was my first accounting professor, and she teaches with a depth of knowledge and an enthusiasm that makes you eager to learn.”
His favorite place to study is … "At home in my room.”
One thing people don’t know about him is … “I love playing basketball and traveling to new places. I was even able to serve as an exchange student in Japan, which boosted my interest to learn about other cultures.”
His friends make fun of him because… “My friends don’t usually make fun of me. Some might say, though, that I’m too quiet.”
The one person he’d most like to meet is … “My dad’s father. He is the only one of my grandparents that I’ve never known because he died before I was born. I’d like to see how close he is to my dad in looks and in character.”
Five years from now he sees myself … “Continuing to gain experience as a CPA and settling into my career. By this time, I’ll be looking to buy my own home in the best place on Earth, wherever I decide that to be. I also see myself using my time to enrich the lives of other people in my community.”